I learned about 12 favourite problems from Charlene.
She brought up Richard Feynman who gave this advice
You have to keep a dozen of your favourite problems present in your mind, although by and large, they will lay in a dormant state. Every time you learn a new trick, test it against each of your twelve problems to see whether it helps. Every once in a while there will be a hit, and people will say, “How did he do it? He must be a genius!”
When you see the world with your favourite problems in mind, you'll see the world a bit differently. You'll start to pick up certain cues and align your thinking with your favourite problems. If I do this, will I be able to be one step closer to solving one of my favourite problems? It feels like I could.
If you're trying it out, your problems need to be as specific as possible, be kind and honest to yourself. For example, if one of your problems is to how should I stop overthinking and stop being anxious all the time, you should try framing it kinder — "How should I embrace the present moment more without worries?"
I just started, so I'm not 100% sure about how to go about it completely. I'll update some more when I do!